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William D. Barns, History Professor, Family History Files, Photographs, and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M.3748

Scope and Contents

Contents List:

School Work

Box 1; Folders 01-02; Exercises in Spelling, Grammar, Math, and Other Subjects; undated, 1936

South Union High School Items

Box 1; Folder 3; Report Card (1934-1935), Yearbook (entitled "The Eagle", 1936), and Reunion Program (1954); 1934-1936, 1954

Family History

Box 1; Folder 4; Barns Family (includes extensive notes encompassing Pennsylvania branch of family; includes notes of interview with father and from secondary sources); undated

Box 1; Folder 5; Barns Family (includes clippings regarding Baily family, Shin family of Marion County, and early Fairmont history); 1962-1973

Box 1; Folder 6; Barns Family (obituaries for Lida Barns, 1959; and for William Post Barns, 1968; they were the parents of William D. Barns); 1959, 1968

Box 1; Folder 7; Williams Family (includes notes for interview with Lida Barns in 1955, among notes regarding other family members); 1955, undated

Box 1; Folder 8; Miscellaneous; undated


Box 1; Folder 9; Uniontown, Pennsylvania Subjects (8 items; includes: 4 photos of children from "Williams Addition School", on or near Derrick Avenue, Uniontown, PA; 2 photos of Old Hatfield School, South Union Township; 1 photo of barn and buggy at Chalk Hill on National Pike, U.S. 40, east of Uniontown; and 1 photo of house at 240 Derrick Ave., Uniontown, PA, childhood home of Lida Williams (Barns)); ca. 1900-1920

Box 1; Folder 10; State Center, Feb. 15, 1936 (1 item; was in envelope with labeling for two photos; labeling for this photo reads "W.D.B. in Parthenon"; the other photo was a reunion photo which was filed with other reunion photos in this collection); 1936/02/15

Box 1; Folder 11; Group Portraits of Young College-Aged Men (2 items; perhaps this is a fraternity?); ca. 1930-1950

Box 1; Folder 12; South Union High School, Uniontown, Pennsylvania (5 items: includes 4 group portraits of reunions of class of 1935 from 1960, 1970, 1975, and 1980; also includes candid shot of William D. Barns visiting a class room at same school on 26 October 1949); 1936, 1949, 1960-1980

Box 1; Folder 13 (unfoldered); Group Portrait of students of Hatfield School in South Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania (1 item; three students are identified, including William Post Barns, Jessie V. Barns, and Jessie Nixon); ca. 1885-1895


  • ca. 1885-1980

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Conditions Governing Access

No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the West Virginia and Regional History Center.


0.25 Linear Feet (Summary: 2 1/2 in. (1 document case))


Includes family history files, photographs, and other material collected and compiled by William D. Barns. Family history files include extensive notes encompassing the Pennsylvania branch of the Barns family, including notes of interviews with his mother and father, and from secondary sources. There are also notes regarding the Williams family. The few photographs in this collection mostly regard the Barns family, and the history of education in Uniontown and Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:

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William D. Barns, History Professor, Family History Files, Photographs, and Other Material, ca. 1885-1980
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Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US